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Introduction to Arducam for Raspberry Pi

Arducam always caters to the unmet needs and has released a series of alternatives to the Raspberry Pi cameras. Here you can find cameras with optimized optical performance, miniature form factor, programmable motorized focus, global shutter, higher resolution, pan-tilt-zoom control and so on.

This introduction will walk you through our product lines for the Raspberry Pi camera and let you know how Arducam fulfills all kinds of needs.

“Raspberry Pi” is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Pivariety Camera Modules

Pivariety camera

For a long time, Raspberry Pi users are limited to use the closed-source official supported camera driver and camera modules (V1/V2/HQ). Now Arducam made it possible to provide well-tuned ISP for Pivariety camera modules with Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Auto Gain Control, Lens Shading Correction, etc. Now it supports the high-resolution sensors 21MP IMX230, 16MP IMX298, the Starvis sensors IMX290, IMX327, IMX462, the global shutter sensors OV7251, OV9281, 0V2311, OG02B10, AR0234, etc. Learn More

Natively Compatible Camera Modules


Namely 5MP OV5647, 8MP IMX219 and 12MP IMX477 High Quality cameras. These customized camera modules use the native drivers to work so they are perfect alternatives to the official modules and could be used under the same commands. However, we’ve added some extra features to the camera board, and you can choose from M12/CS/C mount lens, switchable IR filter for daylight and night vision, miniature-size spy camera, programmable motorized focus cameras(The motorized focus camera gives the user a much clear and sharp image compared to the official Pi camera even provides the FREX and STROBE signals which can be used for multi-camera synchronize capture with proper camera driver firmware) You can decide what you see and how and when you want to see it. Learn More

MIPI Camera Modules


The official camera driver only supports OV5647 5MP, IMX219 8MP and IMX477 12MP cameras. If you want to use other cameras rather than OV5647/IMX219/IMX477, you can use our MIPI camera Modules for Raspberry Pi which let you use almost any MIPI camera modules on Raspberry Pi. The drivers for these cameras are V4L2 friendly and support basic video mirror/flip and manual exposure/gain settings. Learn More

You can also use our Arducam USB camera shield which can help you add multiple higher performance cameras to a single Raspberry Pi board.

Pan-tilt-zoom Camera on Raspberry Pi


A PTZ camera is not a still camera. Instead, it could move the camera and the lens for directional and zoom control, and that means a single camera can be used to monitor places that should be covered by multiple ones. Now a new PTZ camera is coming to the Raspberry Pi. Learn More

Multi-camera Adapter Board


What if you want to connect more than one camera to a single CSI camera port on Raspberry Pi board? We got a quadruple adapter and a doubleplexer for you. Learn More

Camera Case


Arducam can design cases for the camera module either with acrylic or 3D printers. We also provide tutorials of assembling the cases. Learn More

Product Information

These are some of the Raspberry Pi camera products from Arducam, and you can visit the product page for more information, or contact Arducam for customization at

Video Demo

SKU Raspberry Pi Camera Module
B0033 Low Cost OV5647 5MP Mini Camera for Raspberry Pi
B0031 5MP OV5647 Camera with M12 Mount for Raspberry Pi
B0032 5MP OV5647 Camera with CS Mount for Raspberry Pi
B0103 8MP IMX219 Camera with M12 Mount for Raspberry Pi
B0102 8MP IMX219 Camera with CS Mount for Raspberry Pi
B0151 Motorized IR-Cut Daylight/Night Vision 5MP Camera for Raspberry Pi
B0154 Motorized IR-Cut Daylight/Night Vision 8MP Camera for Raspberry Pi
B0066 Color 5MP OV5647 Spy Camera for Raspberry Pi
B0066-02 Night Vision 5MP OV5647 Spy Camera for Raspberry Pi
Programmable Motorized Focus 5MP Camera for Raspberry Pi
Programmable Motorized Focus 8MP Camera for Raspberry Pi
B0262 RPI-CAM-V2 Sized IMX477 Camera Module for Raspberry Pi
B0240 Standard IMX477 Camera Module for Raspberry Pi
B0241 Standard IMX477 Camera Module with Metal Housing